The Man With the Golden Gun (James Bond, #13)
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages no: 171
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#13)
In the discussions inspired by Broken Tune's reads of Hugh Fraser's Rina Walker books a comparison with Ian Fleming's James Bond novels came up -- I thought before I embark on Fraser's novels myself (if I do) I ought to at least briefly dip into Fleming's, though going by appearances it strikes me t...
If you take bits of previous Bond adventures, throw them in a cocktail shaker, and give them an almighty shake, The Man with the Golden Gun is what will pour into your martini glass. Once again, Bond is sent on a mission that is tantamount to suicide. [See: You Only Live Twice, etc.] Once again,...
M.’ s voice was gruff. ‘007 was a sick man. Not responsible for his actions. If one can brainwash a man, presumably one can un-brainwash him. If anyone can, Sir James can. Put him back on half pay for the time being, in his old Section. And see he gets full back pay and allowances for the past year....
* The thirteenth Bond book.* Sixth appearance of Leiter.* The last Bond novel by Ian Fleming, published posthumously. (The fourteenth and last Fleming Bond book is the anthology Octopussy.)* Perhaps the shortest novel, it begins with a Manchurian Candidate-like opening (that, unfortunately, isn't te...
The Man with the Golden Gun is the last Bond book that Fleming himself wrote. Fleming died during the composition of this one, and a lot can be found on the good old Internet about why the tone and attention to detail vary so differently from previous Bond books. While the plot is more raw and inter...